Bretenieres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arbois at 18 km from Bretenieres

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Bretenieres is situated in the Jura department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bretenieres in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arbois at 18 km and Chateau-Chalon at 19 km.

Bretenieres, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 18 km (direction east)

After exploring the old town centre in Arbois you can visit the...

See Arbois guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon...

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

The Collegiale Church that dominates the town skyline is the principal attraction...

See Dole guide
Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Heritage Site at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans is an entire factory and living spaces...

See Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 26 km (direction east)

The salt mines at Salins-les-Bains operated from the 13th - 20th century...

See Salins-les-Bains guide


at 27 km (direction south)

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south), in the Haute-Saone department

The quaint village of Pesmes is one of the prettiest in Franche-Comté...

See Pesmes guide
Chateau de Cleron

Chateau de Cleron

Castle at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The gardens of the Chateau de Cleron can be seen next to...

See Chateau de Cleron guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Doubs department

The highlight of your visit to Ornans is the section along the...

See Ornans guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of the...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide


at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Doubs department

The citadel, cathedral and some impressive 16th century townhouses are among the...

See Besancon guide


at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

There is a remarkable range of interesting historic sites in Dijon, perhaps...

See Dijon guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 62 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style...

See Tournus abbey guide

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Map of places to visit near Bretenieres


Markets in and near Bretenieres

  • Arbois: market Friday (18km)
  • Dole: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Bletterans: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Pierre-de-Bresse: market Monday (22km)
  • Lons-le-Saunier: market Thursday all day (27km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Bois: market Saturday (29km)
  • Mervans: market Friday (31km)
  • Auxonne: market Friday (33km)
  • Champagnole: market Saturday (34km)
  • Verdun-sur-le-Doubs: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Bretenieres, Franche-Comte

Tourist attractions near Bretenieres, France

What to do at Bretenieres? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bretenieres.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (18km)
  • Jardin à la Faulx (20km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Source - la Seille (20km)
  • Lac de Chalain (33km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (34km)
  • Forêt de la Joux (36km)
  • Lac de Chambly (36km)
  • Lac du Val (38km)
  • Lac du Fioget (40km)
  • Lac du Vernois (40km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (40km)
  • Lac de Narlay (42km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (42km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (42km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (43km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (45km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (45km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Quetigny (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Citadelle de Besançon (51km)

Geography and distances

Bretenieres is in the east of France at 27 kilometres from Lons-le-Saunier, the department capital (general information: Bretenieres is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bretenieres

Canton: Chaussin

Arrondissement: Dole

Department: Jura

Region: Franche-Comte

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 39120

Distance to Bretenieres

from Lons-le-Saunier (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 382 km

from Bordeaux: 527 km

from Strasbourg: 248 km

Getting here

Most visitors drive via Paris (from the north and west) or via Lyon (from the south), or fly into Geneva to the south For driving distances to Bretenieres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balaiseaux, Biefmorin, Champrougier, Chemenot, Chene-Bernard, Colonne, Le Chateley, Le Deschaux, Les Deux-Fays, Neuvilley, Oussieres, Seligney, Tassenieres, Villers-les-Bois and Villers-Robert.

This page in French: Visiter Bretenieres


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